Letter to the editor — June 2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2022

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Something needs to be done

I am frustrated and angry about yet another mass shooting. We have talked and talked about this for decades and done nothing! We must act now; there must be something we can all agree on that might save at least one life. And do not insult my intelligence by suggesting that the solution to gun violence is more guns. I have no desire to live in the wild west where it was every man for themselves.

A democratic government is supposed to represent the people. I do not feel represented by my elected officials. The focus has been on obstruction and not governance for way too long. Our country would not even be a country without compromise and yet our elected officials have abandoned compromise. We grow, change, and reform or we die. Right now, as a country, we are dying.

Remember the exact wording of the Second Amendment: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Well regulated … regulating access to guns is a reasonable interpretation of this wording. Sensible gun laws including universal background checks, waiting periods and even considering banning high-capacity magazines should all be on the table.

If the federal government cannot or will not act, then it is up to our state government to do something!

—Amy Hunter